Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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Switching on and off integrated GPU

I have a elitebook 8570w and use it to for both graphically heavy applications as well as normal stuff. I would like to be able to switch between the dedicated and the intergrated GPU. I know about ...
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Bumblebee and Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 with Nvidia GeForce GT 630M

Bumblebee doesn't recognizes my graphic card, $ lspci | grep -i vga 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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Bumblebee with 2 dedicated video cards?

So I have a lenovo 510p laptop, with integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics, plus 2 GeForce GT 755M-s, one of which is in the ultrabay and thus is removable. I'm running Lubuntu 13.10. I use the ...
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Error message when running OpenGL programs with bumblebee

X Error of failed request: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) Major opcode of failed request: 152 (DRI2) Minor opcode of failed request: 8 (DRI2SwapBuffers ) Resource id in failed ...
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Random black dot on the screen

black dots, or more something like this _-, apprear on my screen, but only in windows, not on the side bar. It is very anoying since it apprear every 30 sec and sometime every 5 sec in row. I have ...
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Intel display controller unclaimed

I have just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.10 on my Optimus laptop with Intel Ivy Bridge and Nvidia 650M graphics cards. I have set up Bumblebee following this guide: ...
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Lightdm not working at all since bumblebee install!

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, so please excuse me if my question is stupid... So a few weeks ago, I bought a Gigabyte U2442N with Optimus Graphics (a 640M and a HD4000). I installed the stable ...
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Thinkpad T530 with Optimus and Docking Station

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T530 with Optimus video, which is not supported on 12.04.1. I don't normally need the discrete (nVidia) graphics, so I turn it off in the BIOS settings to achieve longer ...
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Is bumblebee still relevant for Ubuntu 14.04 and up?

I've seen some posts announcing native Nvidia Optimus support since 14.04. But I've also found many tutorials of how to install and run bumblebee on this very same distribution. So my question is... ...
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Dual Display on Macbook Pro 9,1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro 9,1. Everything is now working correctly. Except I am unable to plug in a second screen. If I plug in another screen : At system Boot: I get ...
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Bumblebee running on Nvidia does not increase performance

When I run anything with bumblebee it doesn't provide performance increase compared to running on the Intel integrated chip. Is this an indication of incorrectly installed drivers and settings or just ...
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Optirun problem

I cannot run 'glxspheres'. Here is the result for optirun glxspheres: [ 54.811157] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) Problem parsing the config file [ 54.811195] ...
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diablo 3 won't start after add optirun prefix

I've been trying to run the Diablo3 in the ubuntu 13.10 for a while now, sadly without a success... My problem is, that i can't run it with optirun. If I just type wine ...
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hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Xubuntu 12.04

Following the instructions posted in hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Ubuntu 11.10 with bumblebee 3.0? Watching videos with hardware acceleration enabled gives me sound but no ...
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Will installing CUDA for my Nvidia card make OpenCL available?

I'm trying to use a program called 'pyrit' which can use OpenCL. When I run the program, I get this warning: Failed to load Pyrit's OpenCL-core ('Failed to enumerate OpenCL-platforms (Unknown ...
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External display, windows are moving to external display

I use external display with lenovo w520, I am running it with following script xrandr --output LVDS1 --auto --primary --output VIRTUAL --mode 1920x1200 --left-of LVDS1 optirun screenclone -d :8 -x 1 ...
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Disable nVidia graph card

I have a Asus with 2 graph cards - 1 nVidia and 1 Intel - and my battery life is being shortened because I THINK both gpu are being used by Ubuntu. I tried some called Bumblebee but or I configured it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell XPS L701X with GeForce GT 435M - Low Resolution

Moving from Ubuntu 12.x to 14.04 (clean install, not an upgrade) I've ran into trouble I've never had before. Many times I've installed bumblebee with the proprietary nvidia drivers, but this time ...
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Bumblebee and Intel drivers. Do I need both?

I have a laptop with Nvidia GeForce 650M and Intel HD 4000. To use the Nvidia card I have already installed Bumblebee. I just found that Intel drivers are also available for 14.04 and I also found ...
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How to switch from bumblebee to nvidia-prime?

I have been using bumblebee in the past. Now I have read about nvidia-prime. How can I install nvidia-prime? How do you configure it? Will it be in conflict with my current bumblebee install? As a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not indicate my discrete GPU

After installing Bumblebee and Nvidia 331.38 driver with primus I get this error delmomd@Dell:~$ optirun steam [ 887.242992] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the ...
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable have no efekt

ubuntu 13.04: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable have no effect after update sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus linux-headers-generic -> the packet ist not found sudo ...
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X crashes on boot with dual external monitors - Lenovo Y580

I have a Lenovo Y580 with an Optimus GeForce 660M, and I'm using Bumblebee as my graphics driver. I want to disable the screen on the laptop and use two external monitors instead - one hooked up ...
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Detecting HDMI wiring

I have been trying to get HDMI output to work on my laptop which has Intel HD 4600 and NVidia K2100M for graphics managed by bumblebee. 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen ...
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Lost volume-controls on ubuntu 13.10

Finally I've decided to make ubuntu as my primary development environment. After a clean install on a brand new ssd, I've checked sound, video, keyboard hotkeys (Asus N55SF) and everything seemed to ...
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How to configure Stereoscopy 3D using bumblebee?

Using a laptop with a GeForce GT 650M (optimus) with bumblebee using nvidia drivers 304.88 lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]' | wc -l 2 I would like to display some stereoscopic Video on a external ...
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Bumblebee Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG]

I try hard and search to solve my problem and read a lot of related problem but still can not run nvidia on my hp laptop ubuntu 12.04 LTS Kernel version 3.8.0-34-generic and nvida GT 740m this is my ...
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Bumblebee and Multiple Monitors

So, I've successfully gotten Bumblebee running on my laptop, but I'd like to know if there's any easy way to get a second monitor working out of the HDMI port on my laptop. Because I'm dual booting ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 bumblebee wont switch to Nvidia

I installed ubuntu 13.10 and followed the instructions on how to install bumblebee. I then did a test with glxears and the optirun glxears but I get the same frame rate. My guess is optirun wont ...
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Problem with Bumblebee

When running programs with optirun there is a chance that the following error will occur, and then 30 seconds later the laptop turn off. [ 320.258227] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: ...
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How to cc & make an OpenCL program on my laptop Asus x550cc

My system is Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64bit. My laptop is a Asus x550cc with Intel integrated graphics & Nvidia 720m. I installed CUDA5.0, and when I run Optirun ./deviceQuery , it work good. But when ...
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How to use Bumblee with Nvidia GeForce GT 750M?

For the life of me I cannot get Bumblee to work with my graphics card. I attempted to follow this thread to no avail, along with every other thread you get when you google "bumblebee GT 750M". Has ...
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NVIDIA Optimus support update on 13.04

I can see two update items NVIDIA Optimus support NVIDIA Optimus support using proprietary drivers I already have bumblebee installed on my system which works great for me. I am hesitant to ...
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Why doesn't Bumblebee work with NVidia GTX675M in Ubuntu 12.04.2

I'm trying use my NVidia video card in Ubuntu 12.04.2 but without success. The model of my video card is GTX675M. I've installed Bumblebee using the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to increase laptop resolution with Nvidia optimus?

I use ubuntu 12.04 64 bits. I use bumblebee with nvidia-current and install success. I found that when I run some program, I can't see its board. How to increase resolution? Thank you~
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How do I get my Nvidia 620m working in ubuntu 13.04?

I have bumblebee stable installed but the 620m isn't working, more details here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2152186
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Why didn't the Bumblebee Driver take effect after installing it and rebooting?

How I attempted to install bumblebee: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia Using this script, I have the following output ...
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Able to adjust screen brightness on Live CD, broken after install

I am trying to use Xubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro 6-2 (mid 2010). That's a Nvidia GeForce GT 300m. I'm positive this is a video drive issue. So what I've done so far: Tried installing the latest ...
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No display detected after installing bumblebee on Dell XPS 15z

So I've been having quite a bit of issues with Ubuntu on this laptop. When I tried to install 12.04 a while ago I never even got the external monitor to work at all and gave up for a few months. So ...
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Error: The Bumblebee daemon has not been started

I saw that there are some posts about that, but any of them I can find the solution to fix mine. I have a Sony Vaio vpcz11c5e with Ubuntu 11.10. Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 330M Intel graphics I ...
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Fan constantly running even after updates (Maybe Harddrive?)

I have recently installed Ubuntu and I have also installed Bumblebee which caused the fan to run constantly due to hybrid graphics card. I also also installed Jupiter to switch my laptop into power ...
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Bumblebee - Both graphic cards show errors while running glxspheres

So, Im running Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer Aspire 5750G with Intel HD3000 and Geforce GT540M. After installing bumblebee I get: name of display: :0.0 Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". ...
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optirun glxgears stuck

I intsall Bumblebee on ubuntu 12.10 by this articale and try to run some programs but it just stuck on terminal screen and i have to use ^Z to stop it. No glxgears and no glxspheres work. Here is some ...
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Slowness initializing Heroes of Newerth

After a fresh boot it works 100%. Then maybe on a 30 day system it can start to take a long time to initialize. It usually goes through all the intro screens without problem. There's a normal time ...
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Should I install Additional Drivers (nvidia graphic driver) after I have installed bumblebee?

I have installed bumblebee on my Asus laptop U36SG with a 610m Nvidia dedicated graphic card and a Intel integrated one. When I open System Settings -> Details -> Graphics, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit won't ...
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Having Trouble Updating Nvidia Drivers

I've just bought a new laptop and am trying to install Ubuntu on it. This is the first time I'm installing linux on my own machine (I've used it on machines at work and school before, but I've never ...
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How to make NVidia Optimus to work on Lenovo Thinkpad T430u with Ubuntu 14.04?

Whatever I have tried just doesn't work. Neither installing the nvidia-331 package, neither bumblebee. Any solution that works would be appreciated. Correct me if I am wrong, but I also believe that ...
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error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Failed to initialize DMA using bumblebee

I have gone through every question on Xorg errors I could find and googled for this DMA error, but none seemed to solve my issue. This is my notebook cnfiguration: Intel i5-4200U @ 1.6GHz 8GB ...
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14.04 update broke my graphic drivers

I updated from 13.10 to 14.04 .I had installed bumblebee and it was working fine until then. Now I'm getting the following error. [ 725.319677] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not ...
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bumblebee error under 12.04.5 amd64 with kernel 3.13.0-34-generic

My notebook has i5-2450M CPU and Nvidia GT550M video driver. I installed ubuntu 12.04.5 amd64 with kernel 3.13.0-34-generic . After booted, I run the following three commands consecutively . $ ...